Monthly Archives: August 2015

Public inquiries and the silence of a decent interval

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power –Charles de Gaulle In the UK today, there are many different public inquiries under way. Some have only finished recently while others are still to report. A full list of inquiries, inquests and … Continue reading

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When the whitewash of a cover up unravels: why archives matter

What people most remember about Watergate, aside from President Nixon decision to resign the presidency, are the investigations and hearings that lead to his resignation. The film All the President’s Men, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, was a huge … Continue reading

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The Goddard Inquiry is worse than Watergate

The Goddard Inquiry is similar to the Watergate crisis, but worse. Even though they have different origins, they deal with the same issue. They are both about politically corrupt acts by those in power. In particular, they are based on … Continue reading

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